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Latest Major Translation

The Essential Instruction on the Preliminary, Sevenfold Mind Training

| Lama Yangtik

by Longchen Rabjam

Belonging to the Lama Yangtik, these are the seven preliminary contemplations of: 1) impermanence, 2) temporary and lasting happiness, 3) manifold conditions, 4) the futility of ordinary enterprises, 5) the qualities of buddhahood, 6) the guru's instructions, and 7) non-conceptuality.

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Restricted | Added 19 June 2024

Latest from the Nyingtik Yabzhi Project

Vima Nyingtik | Lama Yangtik | Khandro Nyingtik | Khandro Yangtik | Zabmo Yangtik


The Ultimate Wish-Fulfilling Essence | Lama Yangtik

by Longchen Rabjam

A practical guide to finding liberation upon encountering: 1) fundamental reality, 2) meditative experiences, 3) negative circumstances, 4) apparent objects, 5) sickness, 6) spirits and demons, 7) the five poisons, and 8) thoughts of death. | Read text >


Enlightened Body, Speech and Mind Maṇḍala Offering | Lama Yangtik

by Longchen Rabjam

This maṇḍala offering from the Lama Yangtik is appended to The Clouds of Twofold Accumulation and is also found in the Chetsün Nyingtik section of the Rinchen Terdzö. | Read text >

Restricted | Added June 2024


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Latest from the Longchen Nyingtik Project

White Tara

Prayer to the Lineage of White Tārā According to Atiśa's Tradition | Tārā

by Jigme Lingpa

A prayer to the lineage of Atisa's tradition of White Tārā "Wish-Fulfilling Wheel" as practised in the Longchen Nyingtik. The main sādhana is the composition of Jigme Lingpa, and although it is not among his revealed treasures, is part of the Longchen Nyingtik's core text collection. | Read text >

Rigdzin Dupa

The Jewel Necklace: A Prayer to the Lineage of the Gathering of Vidyādharas, from the Heart-Essence of the Vast Expanse | Rigdzin Düpa

by Adzom Gyalse Gyurme Dorje

This brief lineage prayer for the guru practice of the Longchen Nyingtik, the Gathering of Vidyādharas (Rigdzin Düpa), was written by Adzom Gyalse Gyurme Dorje in 1956 at the behest of Pema Kunzang Rangdrol (1916–1984). | Read text >

Added June 2024

Other Recent Additions

Atisha and Disciples

The Twenty-One Supreme Aspects of the Path | Advice

by Atiśa Dīpaṃkara

In response to a question from his heart-disciples Tsöndrü Yungdrung, Ngok Lekpé Sherab, and Dromtön Gyalwé Jungné, Jowo Atiśa outlines the core principles of mind training or lojong in twenty-one pithy statements. The advice was recorded in a work entitled Miscellaneous Sayings of the Kadam Masters (bka' gdams gsung thor). | Read text >


Short Prayer for Enjoining Mahādeva and Consort to Act | Dharma Protectors

by the Third Neten Chokling, Pema Gyurme

Two short prayers from the Chokling Tersar tradition to accompany offerings to Mahādeva and consort, who are associated with the activity of magnetizing. | Read text >

Added June 2024

Latest from Samye Translations


Chariot of Faith | Guru Rinpoche Prayers

by Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa

A prayer to Guru Padmasambhava, composed by Chokgyur Lingpa for his own younger brother, taken from the compilation A Shower of Precious Blessings: A Garland of Supplications to Guru Rinpoche, Embodiment of All Refuge Objects, and to the Three Roots and Lineage Masters. | Read text >

Added June 2024

Latest from the Ḍākinī Treasury Series


Advice to the Great Practitioner Palmo, Beginning with the Ground, Path and Fruition | Advice

by Rendawa Zhönnu Lodrö

Seven verses of advice on the nature of the ground, path and fruition and the techniques of view, meditation and conduct. | Read text >

Adzom Gyalse Gyurme Dorje

Advice for Gema Tsultrim Drönma | Advice

by Adzom Gyalse Gyurme Dorje

Verses of advice stressing the importance of maintaining ethical discipline, generating a vast altruistic motivation and diligently practising the Great Perfection. | Read text >

Added April 2024

Highlights from Archive

Togme Zangpo

Commentary on the Seven Points of Mind Training | Mind Training

by Gyalse Tokme Zangpo

This is among the best known and most commonly taught commentaries on the popular mind training slogans. The author, famous for his Thirty-Seven Practices of the Bodhisattvas, writes in the style of the pith instructions, in plain and simple language. | Read text >

Khandro Tsering Chodron

Beautiful String of Jewels: A Heart Advice | Advice

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Jamyang Khyentse offered these words of heart-advice, encapsulating the entire Buddhist path, to Khandro Tsering Chödrön (1929–2011), his spiritual consort. | Read text >

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Khyen Kong Chok

Nonsectarianism Series

Texts on the theme of nonsectarianism, impartiality or the absence of sectarian bias, a central ideal of the so-called nonsectarian or rimé (ris med) movement that blossomed in nineteenth-century Kham. View topic >

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